hey layton, thanks for the advice. we have the 09 watson handle and its holding up great. plus the grip on it is killer! best handle ever.
BTW i sent the 08 watson that fell apart back to LF and they shipped out the soven to me because i didnt want another 09 watson. it came in the mail yesterday its actually pretty nice. if you have felt the marek handle, its got the same basic triangle shape, but much more mellow, not such sharp angles. plus the grip is a little softer. i think i might like it.